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Season 3 Exhibitions Opening

Join us for the launch of our 2019 Season 3 program featuring two new exhibitions:
HERE&NOW19: Material Cultural + Cosmopolitan: Art from the 1930s in the University of Western Australia Art Collection and the Cruthers Collection of Women's Art

Image: Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery. Photograph by Ilkka K Photography.


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HERE&NOW19: Curator + Artists Talk

Join HERE&NOW19: Material Cultural curator Joanna Sulkowski and artists Teelah George and Susan Roux for a talk and tour exploring the exhibition.

HERE&NOW19: Material Cultural surveys the practice of artists working with fibre and textiles to express ideas relating to current socio-political issues. 

Image: Susan Roux, (un) / fold (work in progress detail), 2019, Canson paper, ink, polish and thread, installation dimensions variable, courtesy of the artist. Photograph by Daniel Grant.


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FOLWAG Series: Australian Contemporary Art History Lecture

Join Dr Jan Altmann and Carl Altmann MA for the final talk in the Friends of Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery’s Australian contemporary art history lecture series.

This talk focuses on a range of artists whose works challenge the imagination, including Guy Grey-Smith, Mike Parr, Howard Tucker and Tony Tuckson, amongst other less familiar names.  

Image: Photograph by Ilkka K Photography.


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Cosmopolitan: Curator's Talk + Tour

Join Cosmoplitan curator Dr Sally Quin for this discussion exploring the exhibition and a look into some of the major themes in Australian art in the 1930s, a time of significant political, economic and social change. 

Dr Sally Quin is Curator of the University of Western Australia Art Collection at LWAG. Her work focuses on modern and contemporary Australian art, and publications include Bauhaus on the Swan: Elise Blumann, an émigré artist in Western Australia, 1938-1948 (UWAP, 2015); and the recent monograph on potter Stewart Scambler, Stewart Scambler: Works 1982-2018 (LWAG, 2018).

Image: Ethel Spowers, Harvest (detail), 1932, linocut, 19.3 x 29.1 cm, The University of Western Australia Art Collection, University Senate Grant, 1982.


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Education Kit 3 and Professional Development for Teachers

Visual art educator Erin Knight leads this customised workshop for teachers, introducing the Cosmoplitan education kit and ways of incorporating the exhibition into the classroom.

The education kit explores how artists of the 1930s adapted and adopted new ideas current at that time. Developed as a resource for primary and secondary teachers, it inspires a practical art making program and provides a framework to be adapted to suit the needs of the classroom. Participate in the workshop, experience a close-reading exercise and then bring your students to view the exhibition. 

Image: Peter Purves Smith, Sketch for New York, c 1936, watercolour and pencil, 53 x 35.4 cm, The University of Western Australia Art Collection, Dr Albert Gild Fund, 1981


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Out of the Boxes and into the Desert: Curator's Talk + Tour

Out of the Boxes and into the Desert features extraordinary artworks that have been in storage at the Berndt Museum for 30 years. Join exhibition curator Dr Vanessa Russ as she leads us through the exhibition, sharing insights into the artworks and the history of the Berndt Museum.

Dr Vanessa Russ is the Associate Director of the Berndt Museum of Anthropology. She was awarded Honours (Fine Arts) at the UNSW 2009 and a PhD in Fine Art at the University of Western Australia in 2013. She was awarded a Churchill Fellowship by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust in 2014. 

Image: Opening night, Out of the Boxes and into the Desert, Berndt Museum of Anthroplogy. Photograph by Ilkka K Photography. Artwork: Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri (c1926-1998), Pintupi, Many Dreamings, 1978, acrylic on canvas, 202 x 337 cm. Berndt Museum of Anthropology collection [1978/0037] © Estate of the artist licensed by Aboriginal Arts Agency Ltd, 2019.


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Astronomy and Art: Partnership Project

This two-week exhibition showcases a selection of student artwork developed through a unique, cross-disciplinary collaboration that pairs scientific and cultural research, including knowledge shared by respected Noongar Elder, Dr Noel Nannup OAM, together with art-making workshops.

Organised with Rosalie Primary, Osborne Primary and Halls Creek District High with UWA campus partners. 

Campus Partners: International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), School of Mathematics and Statistics, Graduate School of Education

Image: Opening day, Astrophotography: Revealing the Night Sky and Deep Space, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, March 2019. Photograph by Ilkka K Photography.


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Friday Talk: Exploring the Night Sky with Dr Noel Nannup

Join respected Noongar Elder Dr Noel Nannup OAM as he shares some of the stories about the night sky from an Aboriginal perspective. Together with the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), Dr Nannup will illustrate the stories using a Stellarium app that features the night sky.

Dr Noel Nannup is a noted storyteller and cultural guide, instructor and mentor. His career has been dedicated to educating young Western Australians about the rich cultural heritage of Aboriginal people and their lands; and, throughout that process, he has played an active and leading role in reconciliation.

Image: Installation view, Astrophotography: Revealing the Night Sky and Deep Space, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, March 2019. Photograph by Lyle Branson. 


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FOLWAG Series: Studio Visit with Miik Green

The Friends of the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery invite you to join them on a visit to the studio of award winning artist Miik Green.

Green's practice incorporates a range of materials, with his lastest work winning the Alcoa major prize at this year’s Sculpture By The Sea Cottesoe. Well worth a visit, this is a fantastic opportunity to meet the artist, discuss his artworks and his art-making processes!

Image: Miik Green, Photograph by Dave French. 


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SPRINGarts 2019

Join us for a packed series of workshops and events for the school holidays. Filled with a range of fun, hands-on art making workshops, the SPRINGarts program offers up great activities for curious young minds.

Image: WINTERarts 2019. Photograph by Nic Montague.


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Biology as Art

The annual Biology as Art exhibition returns, featuring some of the best artworks that explore biological themes by individuals in the UWA and Perth communities.

Now in its sixth year, this juried exhibition offers the opportunity to engage with issues and ideas surrounding the natural world through artwork created by both professional and non-professional artists in the local community.

Campus Partner: School of Biological Sciences

Image: courtesy of the School of Biological Sciences.


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Friday Talk: Portraits of Maternity

Join UWA Associate Professor of English and Literary Studies, Alison Bartlett, as she explores the exhibition The Artist and Her Work through the lens of representations of maternity.

Alison Bartlett's research focuses on feminist literature, histories, cultures and pedagogies. She has published books on Australian women's writing, contemporary maternal culture and flirting in the era of metoo, and has edited books on Australian feminist objects, breastfeeding ethics, Australian literature and postrgraduate supervision.

Image: Installation view, The Artist and Her Work. Photograph by Ilkka K Photography.


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CULTURE CLUB

Bring your friends to LWAG's and join us in celebrating the next academic semester!

Enjoy a free sundowner, art-making activities, live music, gallery tours, door prizes and more.  

Image: Photograph by Ilkka K Photography.


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Friday Talk: On the Life & Work of Nora Heysen

Join writer Anne-Louise Willoughby as she discusses painter Nora Heysen (1911-2003), whose work is currently on view in Cosmopolitan. Heysen was the first woman to win the Archibald Prize and Australia's first female painter to be appointed an official war artist.

Fremantle-based writer Anne-Louise Willoughby is the author of Nora Heysen: A Portrait (Fremantle Press, 2019). She has worked as a lecturer and tutor in creative writing at the University of Western Australia with particular interest in memoir and biography.

Community Partner: Fremantle Press

Image: Photograph by Ilkka K Photography.


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LWAG Signs: Auslan Interpreted Tour

Experience the artwork at LWAG in Australian Sign Language.

LWAG Signs is an Auslan interpreted tour for adults with hearing loss and their friends and family. Join us for a free tour of the current exhibitions, guided by a gallery staff member  and interpreter. Refreshments provided.

Community Partner: Auslan Stage Left

Image: Susan Roux, (un) / fold (work in progress detail), 2019, Canson paper, ink, polish and thread, installation dimensions variable, courtesy of the artist. Photograph by Daniel Grant.


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Verbal Description and Tactile Tour

Join us for a touch and verbal descriptive tour of the current exhibitions.

A trained guide delivers descriptions of the visual elements of artworks exhibited, along with tactile opportunities using mixed media, maquettes, and some artworks. Tours are for visitors with vision impairment, their friends and carers. Refreshments provided.

Community Partner: DADAA

Image: Susan Roux, (un) / fold (work in progress detail), 2019, Canson paper, ink, polish and thread, installation dimensions variable, courtesy of the artist. Photograph by Daniel Grant.


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FOLWAG Series: UWA Campus Art Trail

The Friends of the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery invite you to join Carl Altmann MA for a tour across the UWA campus.

Begin your journey at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, stopping along the way across the campus to discover some of the unique artworks situated throughout the beautiful grounds of the University of Western Australia. The tour will conclude back at LWAG with an afternoon tea served on the front verandah.

Image: Hans Arkeveld, Homo fallible, 1990, lost wax cast bronze on cast concrete base, 300 x 120 x 80cm. The University of Western Australia Art Collection, Gift of the Friends of The University of Western Australia Art Gallery, 1990


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MAKING: A living?

A symposium exploring the relationship between artists and their supporters, including buyers, patrons and curators.

The open discussion considers existing international and local solutions to the problem of making a living as an artist in an age of disruptive technologies causing rapid changes and the swift ossification of old models. It brings together local, regional and international artists, curators, arts professionals and experts from a range of industries to explore opportunities provided by new platforms and models.

Community Partners: Artsource and the 2019 Fremantle Biennale

Image: Abdul Abdullah, Superpredator, 2019, oil on linen, 180cm x 240cm, courtesy of the artist.


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Artistic Diaspora: An exploration of the Italian cultural legacy in WA

This year marks the 90th anniversary of the teaching of Italian language and culture at the University of Western Australia.

In celebration, join us for a panel conversation exploring the contribution of artists with an Italian heritage who have lived and worked in Western Australia. Featuring historian Robyn Taylor and artists Galliano Fardin, Patrizia Tonello and Caterina Franz. Moderated by Professor Ted Snell.

Campus Partners: Institute of Advanced Studies and Italian Studies in the School of Humanties

Image: Greg James, Pietro Porcelli, 1993, bronze, Kings Square, Fremantle. Image courtesy of the artist.


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Out of the Boxes and into the Desert: In Dialogue with Conservation

Out of the Boxes and into the Desert features extraordinary artworks that have been in storage at the Berndt Museum for many years. Bringing these artworks to exhibition standard has required close attention to their conservation and preparation.

Join conservator Michael Houston to learn some of the stories behind preparing this exhibition. Houston has worked within the commercial Indigenous art industry for nearly a decade. In 2018 he was tasked with the completion of the final objective of the Berndt Museum Storage Improvement Project, entailing the stabilisation and preparation for storage/display of over 150 canvas paintings.

Image: Opening night, Out of the Boxes and into the Desert, Berndt Museum of Anthropology. Photograph by Ilkka K Photography.


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Symposium: Social Fabric

Organised alongside HERE&NOW19: Material Culture, this symposium explores ideas surrounding textile-based art practices, including labour, women’s work, materiality, globalisation and environmental sustainability.

It features a keynote presentation by academic, artist and curator Mali Wu. Based in Kaohsiung and Taipei, Wu’s art practice and research focuses on what art can do in the public sphere, including prompting discussion about environmental and feminist issues.

Image: Marzena Topka, Unpicked, 2019, film still, courtesy of the artist.


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Friday Talk: Stilling Life - The Self-Portrait as a Vase with Flowers

How do artists negotiate objectivity and subjectivity when representing the self?

Join art historian Emily Brink for this talk examining the connection between self-portraiture and still-life with an emphasis on the work of artist A.M.E. Bale (1875-1955).

Emily Brink is an Assistant Professor in the History of Art at the University of Western Australia. Her research focuses on eighteenth and nineteenth century art, with an emphasis on identity, globalisation and cross-cultural exchange.

Campus Partner: School of Design

Image: Photograph by Ilkka K Photography.


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Going Slow: Art & Mindfulness Tour

Slow down your day by joining us for a different kind of art gallery tour. Similar to mindfulness exercises that focus on your breathing, in this tour we settle our minds on the artwork.

We begin this session with a close observation of selected artworks from the current exhibitions, followed by an informal discussion on the themes of empathy and emotional intelligence. 

Community Partner: Institute for Creative Health with support from the Australian Government Catalyst Arts and Culture Fund.

Image: Installation view, Philip Noakes: Sculptural Silver, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, 2019. Photograph by Nic Montagu.


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